Article

Adherence of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with the SEMDSA lifestyle guidelines

DOI: 10.1080/16089677.2018.1433110
Author(s): Amy BirkinshawDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics (G24), South Africa, Riette NelDepartment of Biostatistics, South Africa, Corinna WalshDepartment of Nutrition and Dietetics (G24), South Africa

Abstract

Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is considered to be the fastest growing chronic disease in the world and thus multi-sectoral, population-based strategies and approaches are needed to address the modifiable risk factors involved in the development and treatment of T2DM. Evidence-based nutrition principles and recommendations are summarised by the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa (SEMDSA) into guidelines for the management of T2DM. This study aimed to determine the adherence of patients with T2DM with the SEMDSA lifestyle guidelines.

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